“I perform a similar function [as coffee] for you”
In which, Jesus is like coffee, but more prone to misinterpretation.
Today's reading is unremarkable, so I'll talk about a motif that keeps popping up in Sarah's writing: Don't think too much about anything but Jesus. He'll make everything clear to you.
Ask Me to clear out the confusion ... I not only unscramble your thoughts, I straighten your path ... opening up the way before you is no problem for Me. They don't realize how much I can facilitate their activities—removing obstacles ... I clarify your thinking
In an Christian absolutist world, this makes sense:
**Jesus isn't wrong.** -> Jesus can fix everything -> I call upon Jesus to fix my thoughts -> **My thoughts aren't wrong.**
The problem is, there are innumerable examples of the followers of Christ doing things that are universally considered abhorrent. The founding fathers of the United States were mostly Christians who owned people. Thomas Jefferson cared enough about the scripture to made his own Bible by combining several translations and raped at least one black child.
But if they were a true Christian, they wouldn't have done...“, I hear you say. This is a logical fallacy called the Appeal to purity or “No true Scotsman” fallacy.
It's easy to say that Jesus guides our lives if we ask him, but it's hard to defend all the horrible crimes committed by his (by all accounts devout) followers.
The simpler proposition is that each of us is responsible for our own thoughts and actions. Appeal to Jesus, if you please. Know that when you err, as all humans do, his followers will say you're mad (no matter how much you pray).